June 5, 2023 – Thermo Fisher Scientific unveiled the Thermo Scientific™ Orbitrap™ Astral™ mass spectrometer, one of the most significant advancements in mass spectrometry in 15 years. The new Astral analyzer combines fast throughput, high sensitivity and deep proteome coverage to allow researchers worldwide to uncover proteins that previously evaded detection and make breakthrough discoveries more efficiently than ever. Researchers can use this information to identify new clinical biomarkers, reveal diseases earlier and develop new interventions for everything from cardiovascular disease to cancer.
“Continuing our strong track record of high impact innovation, this remarkable advancement will enable key scientific breakthroughs that will allow our customers to develop new, targeted therapies for a range of diseases,” said Marc N. Casper, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific. “We are proud to launch this cutting-edge technology as it will meaningfully contribute to the success of researchers around the globe working to make precision medicine a reality.”
Advances in genomics have led to valuable insights into disease. Proteomics expands on this research by adding new understandings of complex and dynamic cellular-level processes that can lead to the development of new drugs and diagnostics that have a material impact on human health.
The new Astral analyzer builds on Thermo Fisher’s proven Orbitrap mass spectrometry platform with novel technology to deliver up to two times deeper proteome coverage and up to four times more throughput compared to current mass spectrometers.